1Plan names are shown in the top right corner of your member ID card. Examples include BlueOptions, BlueCare, BlueSelect and BlueChoice.
2Your cost share is the amount you pay for health care services or supplies.
3Prescription drugs are grouped by Tier. The lower the tier, the lower your cost share.
4Generic drugs are sold under their common generic or chemical name. Generics have the same active ingredients as their brand-name equivalents and have been found to be safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
5Preferred means "preferred" over other brand drugs used for the same treatment. brand name and single-source generic drugs - higher fixed copayment: Some brand-name drugs are designated as preferred brand drugs when generic alternatives aren’t available or do not adequately represent a therapeutic class.
6A therapeutic alternative is a brand or generic medication in the same therapeutic class that has different active ingredients and possibly a different strength than another drug.